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Harassment Protection Order

Nebraska’s harassment protection order is intended to provide specific relief to victims from someone who has been harassed, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-311.09 et seq.  You (petitioner) will be filing this order against the respondent (person you are seeking protection from).

In order to qualify for a harassment protection order, the petitioner must show that the respondent has engaged in a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at the petitioner which seriously terrifies, threatens, or intimidates the petitioner and which serves no legitimate purpose. A course of conduct is defined as a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose, including a series of acts of following, detaining, restraining the personal liberty of, or stalking, telephoning, contacting, or otherwise communicating with the petitioner. 

A protection order may prohibit the respondent from imposing any restraint upon the petitioner or family or household member, or liberty of the petitioner, harassing, threatening, assaulting, molesting, attacking, or otherwise disturbing the peace of the petitioner, and telephoning, contacting, or otherwise communicating with the petitioner.

A Harassment Protection Order includes: